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Old 02-11-2012, 01:06 PM   #21
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My coolant tank with 6694 miles on the car. This is the first time I've opened the tank.




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Old 02-12-2012, 08:45 AM   #22
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Thanks for checking 2012. There is a bit of a sheen on the top of your fluid, but certainly nothing like mine. I'd be very happy if my coolant looked that clean.
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Thanks for fixing the pic link. I really don't think there is a problem. Just wipe off the cap every now and then and keep an eye to see if it gets worse or the level changes. You have a lot of miles left on your warranty, so you have time to watch it and keep pics and document the mileage etc. I still feel its just some crap that boiled off and collected up there. No biggie.
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Thanks for fixing the pic link. I really don't think there is a problem. Just wipe off the cap every now and then and keep an eye to see if it gets worse or the level changes. You have a lot of miles left on your warranty, so you have time to watch it and keep pics and document the mileage etc. I still feel its just some crap that boiled off and collected up there. No biggie.
That's what I'm hoping Fords corporate tells me. I just want to make sure before I shrug it off.
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I received an official response from Ford corporate yesterday. Without any real details to back up their reasoning, they agree with my dealer that dirty coolant is perfectly normal in a brand new car. Then they go on to mention that I have a recall on my car and I should have had that done when my car was in for the coolant issue. Stupid me, thinking they would check my service records and do the recall without me mentioning it. (They did however ask me three times for permission to do an oil change that I didn't want.) I will not be having the recall performed at that particular dealership; I'll get it done elsewhere and also get second opinion on the coolant while I'm at it.
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I received an official response from Ford corporate yesterday. Without any real details to back up their reasoning, they agree with my dealer that dirty coolant is perfectly normal in a brand new car. Then they go on to mention that I have a recall on my car and I should have had that done when my car was in for the coolant issue. Stupid me, thinking they would check my service records and do the recall without me mentioning it. (They did however ask me three times for permission to do an oil change that I didn't want.) I will not be having the recall performed at that particular dealership; I'll get it done elsewhere and also get second opinion on the coolant while I'm at it.
I wouldn't blame you at all if you popped that tank off, clean it and refilled it with clean fluid. Piece of mind and you can see if the gunk keeps showing up.
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Without any real details to back up their reasoning, they agree with my dealer that dirty coolant is perfectly normal in a brand new car.
Yeah, but I thought your issue was crap in the tank and on the cap, not "dirty coolant." That doesn't seem to make sense, unless you inadvertently used that terminology.
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I would definitely do something about it. The coolant overflow hose (or some other thin line) could clog up rather quickly, as that sludgy gunk thickens over time. If it is anything like a coolant+trans mixture, it can certainly plug a coolant line (over time), and it sure doesn't take alot of it to create this issue. My advice: Get it flushed.
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I received an official response from Ford corporate yesterday. Without any real details to back up their reasoning, they agree with my dealer that dirty coolant is perfectly normal in a brand new car. Then they go on to mention that I have a recall on my car and I should have had that done when my car was in for the coolant issue. Stupid me, thinking they would check my service records and do the recall without me mentioning it. (They did however ask me three times for permission to do an oil change that I didn't want.) I will not be having the recall performed at that particular dealership; I'll get it done elsewhere and also get second opinion on the coolant while I'm at it.
Did Ford corporate see your original pictures?
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Did Ford corporate see your original pictures?
No, nor are they interested in seeing them.
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